SNP MSP Colin Beattie has welcomed new figures that show 822 of new build homes were completed in East Lothian and 467 in Midlothian last year.
The latest statistics from the Scottish Government show that over 9,300 affordable homes were delivered in 2019 across the country, an increase of more than 25% since 2016
Meanwhile, the number of homes for social rent in East Lothian and Midlothian hit 159 and 75 last year.
Welcoming the news, SNP MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh Colin Beattie said:
“Having a home to call your own really matters – that’s why the SNP Government has made the delivery of thousands of new affordable homes a priority.
“Just last year alone, we’ve seen 822 new homes completed in East Lothian and 467 in Midlothian, 159 and 75 of which are for social rent.
“On top of our commitment to deliver 50,000 affordable homes, we’re helping first-time buyers here in Midlothian and East Lothian get on the property ladder by lending them a chunk of their deposit.
“I’m proud that this SNP Government is getting on with the day-job, and is quite literally, building for the future of Scotland.”